Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid (EDTA)

Airedale Chemical EDTA is also known in the industry as Tetrasodium salt and is primarily used to dissolve limescale.

Its usefulness arises because of its role as a hexadentate ligand and chelating agent. As a solution EDTA is a yellow colourless liquid and as a solid is a colourless powder

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Detergent & Cleaning Detergent & Cleaning

Reduction of water hardness in laundry applications and the dissolution of scale in boilers both rely on EDTA and related complexants to bind Ca2+, Mg2+ as well as other metal ions.

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Engineering Engineering

EDTA is used for chelation and is also added to food products for utilization as a stabilizer as well as a preservative because it inhibits oxidation and rancidity.

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Food & Beverage Food & Beverage

Airedale Chemical manufactures and distributes a variety of Industrial Chemicals to all sectors of the Food and Beverage Market. We supply chemicals used in everything from preservatives, flavourings, sweeteners and emulsifying agents. Core chemicals available within the food & beverage market include Acetic Acid, Nitric Acid, Citric Acid and Potassium Tripolyphosphate (KTPP)

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Healthcare Healthcare

EDTA is a slime dispersant, and has been found to be highly effective in reducing bacterial growth during implantation of intraocular lenses

EDTA is used extensively in the analysis of blood.

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Metal Processing Metal Processing

Paper & Pulp – In the pulp and paper industry EDTA inhibits the ability of metal ions

Mainly used to sequester metal ions in aqueous solution.

Used in the separation of the lanthanide metals by ion-exchange chromatography.

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Personal Care Personal Care

Personal Care – Used in the manufacturing of shampoos and other personal care products – EDTA salts are used as a sequestering agent to improve their stability in air.

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Recycling & Waste Recycling & Waste

Airedale Chemical manufactures and distributes a variety of chemical solids and solutions to all areas of the Recycling & Waste market. We supply chemical solutions for some of the leaders in waste management and recycling used in the facilitation of hazardous waste, food waste recycling, single stream recycling and more. Core products available for the Recycling & Waste market include Sodium Hydrosulphite, Sodium Hydroxide, Aluminium Sulphate and Sodium Sulphate

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Textile Textile

Textile – In the textile industry it prevents metal ion impurities from modifying colours of dyed products.

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